The Aberdeen IronBirds returned home to the confines of Ripken Stadium Wednesday night after a pair of days off, but the rest didn't lend any aid in the win department.
Aberdeen, 21-42, saw Hudson Valley score a run in the third inning and make it stand, edging the IronBirds, 1-0.
The game's only run came on a Coty Blanchard leadoff double and Casey Gillaspie RBI single.
Both hits came off Aberdeen starting pitcher Tanner Chleborad, who took the loss. He allowed seven hits, one earned run and one walk in three and two-thirds innings pitched. Chleborad struck out three.
Aberdeen had five hits, all singles, but no more than one in any inning. Jay Gonzalez led with two hits, while other hits were collected by Stephen Wilkerson, Hector Veloz and Randolph Gassaway.
Aberdeen had one baserunner thrown out on an attempted steal and another picked off first base late in the game.
The IronBirds were to play Hudson Valley again Thursday night before hosting a weekend series against the Lowell Spinners. Friday's and Saturday's games begin at 7:05 p.m., while Sunday's finale is a 2:35 p.m. start.
Aberdeen's Jay Gonzalez, Austin Anderson and David Hess were New York-Penn League All-Stars, participating as South team members in Brooklyn, N.Y., Tuesday night.
The league's annual All-Star Game ended in a 1-1 tie after nine innings. The tie was the first ever in the game, now in its eighth year.
Gonzalez, the starting left fielder, and Anderson, the starting third baseman, each went 0-for-2 at the plate. Hess pitched a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun